Once it occurred to me that I was clicking certain file icon with mouse and a lot of other icons ware also getting selected. I opened “my computer” and clicked on certain item and all were getting selected together (strange!). When I opened certain folder, lots of folders opened in new windows.
I was confused as what was happening. I had no idea was that some software problem or a virus has infected? There was totally erratic behaviour when I was using the mouse and keyboard.
The suspense was getting deeper now, soon I realized what the trouble was. Guess what ?
It was a small silly control key on my keyboard had stuck. It causes all the icons I clicked to get selected and whenever I double click on any on them, all got opened in new windows as control key was permanently pressed.
Next time some when such erratic things happen, check the shift and control keys that they are not stuck in pressed position. This behaviour can also happen due to faulty keyboard keys.
Lets see what to do in such a situation and how to avoid such trouble.
- Keep the keyboard clean of any dust which makes the keys sticky and jammed.
- Clean the keyboard once in a while with a vacuum cleaner.
- Replace the keyboard if the keys are gone really bad and sticky.